Luke Bakalar joined @properties in 2010 after two years of investing in and re-developing multi-unit buildings and single-family homes. Luke is originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, and recently, has enjoyed living in both the Old Town, Lakeview, Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. In addition to northside communities abutting the lake (Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, etc.), he is also well-versed in the Bucktown, Wicker Park, East Village, Ukrainian Village and Logan Square neighborhoods.
To date, Luke has sold over $42 million in residential real estate.
As a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®, as well as an enthusiastic member of the @properties team, Luke is dedicated to matching buyers with their perfect home and helping sellers maximize their return.
Prior to joining @properties, Luke earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where he concentrated in real estate and marketing. Before pursuing his MBA, Luke worked in television programming in New York City for six years. He enjoys live music, film, photography, golf, and dining outdoors.
Clients are saying:
"Luke was absolutely fabulous to work with. He was extremely accommodating throughout the entire process and his knowledge of local market conditions, construction and renovation projects made him a trusted partner that both helped and educated me along the way. I would absolutely encourage anyone looking for a broker to work with Luke."
"Luke consistently delivers professional service. From listing to closing he is on top of the entire transaction and is able to provide valuable advise throughout."
"Luke brings to the table a high level of real estate expertise that exceeds that of agents I have previously worked with. He was instrumental in completing this transaction."